A barrister-cum-squatter, the Camden Ripper and a Kentish Town playground: This week’s Ham&High 15 years ago
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Here’s the Ham&High’s latest foray into its 2005 archives with history flashbacks charting the brilliant, awful and downright bizarre...
This week 15 years ago a former masseuse who was raped and nearly killed by the Camden Ripper attempted to sue the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
After giving evidence to an independent inquiry the 53-year-old told the Ham&High the CPS had never taken her case seriously.
This newspaper also revealed the lawyer fighting for a group of squatters in Highgate was a squatter herself.
The criminal barrister, 32, whose previous pupils included Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, helped a 20-strong group of squatters on the exclusive Holly Lodge estate hold onto their home.
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Elsewhere a playground on a Kentish Town estate was brought back into use 16 years after it was shut down.
Children and parents on Heybridge Estate had been without a playing area since it was shut in 1989 for works that were never carried out.
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